A planning application for an existing 2x2-metre timber kiosk to be used to sell snacks to walkers on Ingleborough has been approved by Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Planning Committee today.
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Chair, Neil Heseltine said: “We’ve seen the headlines, and this absolutely is not about opening a café halfway up Ingleborough. We refused that application many years ago. This is about a small timber kiosk (pictured) at the bottom of a garden opening for a few hours at the weekend and during the holidays for the sale of a few snacks.
“This is a very modest, low-key scheme, which requires the applicant to present us with a detailed plan of how waste and litter will be controlled to ensure the unspoilt character of the area.
“At the heart of every planning decision we make as a National Park Authority is our purpose to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of this fantastic area. It is the Committee’s view that this scheme does not compromise that purpose”.